Job 41:23
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New International Version
The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.

New Living Translation
Its flesh is hard and firm and cannot be penetrated.

English Standard Version
The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.

New American Standard Bible
"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.

King James Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable.

International Standard Version
There is no flaw in his body's armor; it is firmly fixed on him and unbreachable.

NET Bible
The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm on it, immovable.

New Heart English Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can't be moved.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The folds of its flesh stick to each other. They are solid and cannot be moved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The flakes of his flesh are joined together; They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

New American Standard 1977
“The folds of his flesh are joined together,
            Firm on him and immovable.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The failings of his flesh are joined together; his flesh is firm in him and does not move.

King James 2000 Bible
The folds of his flesh are joined together: they are firm on him; they cannot be moved.

American King James Version
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

American Standard Version
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The members of his flesh cleave one to another : he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place.

Darby Bible Translation
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are fused upon him, they cannot be moved.

English Revised Version
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

World English Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can't be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
The flakes of his flesh have adhered -- Firm upon him -- it is not moved.
Study Bible
God's Power Shown in Creatures
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him. 23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable. 24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.…
Cross References
Job 41:22
"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.

Job 41:24
"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.
Treasury of Scripture

The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

flakes. Heb. fallings. are joined

Job 41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot …

(23) The flakes of his flesh--i.e., the parts that in other animals hang down: e.g., dewlaps, &c., are not flabby, as with them.

Verse 23. - The flakes of his flesh are joined together. Even the softer muscles, and parts which in most animals are yielding and flabby, in the crocodile are bound up, and, as it were, soldered together (scrap. ver. 17). They are firm in themselves; rather, they are firm upon him; literally, fused upon him, like detached pieces of metal, which are melted one into another. They cannot be moved. His whole body is so firmly compacted together that it is all one piece; the separate parts cannot be moved separately. One result is that the crocodile has great difficulty in turning. The flakes of his flesh are joined together,.... The muscles of his hefty are not flaccid and flabby, but solid and firmly compacted;

they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved; that is, not very easily, not without a large sharp cutting knife, and that used with much strength. 23. flakes—rather, "dewlaps"; that which falls down (Margin). They are "joined" fast and firm, together, not hanging loose, as in the ox.

are firm—Umbreit and Maurer, "are spread."

in themselves—rather, "upon him."41:1-34 Concerning Leviathan. - The description of the Leviathan, is yet further to convince Job of his own weakness, and of God's almighty power. Whether this Leviathan be a whale or a crocodile, is disputed. The Lord, having showed Job how unable he was to deal with the Leviathan, sets forth his own power in that mighty creature. If such language describes the terrible force of Leviathan, what words can express the power of God's wrath? Under a humbling sense of our own vileness, let us revere the Divine Majesty; take and fill our allotted place, cease from our own wisdom, and give all glory to our gracious God and Saviour. Remembering from whom every good gift cometh, and for what end it was given, let us walk humbly with the Lord.
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